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Mario Chat / Re: Is Birdo a boy or girl?
« on: July 10, 2014, 09:58:07 AM »
All joking aside, he was hired to create replacements for the Popeye characters.

Now the real question is why they didn't go with a Popeye game. I've heard two reasons -

1) Supposed rights issues according to David Shef's Game Over book, but that seems a little odd considering they did make a Popeye game for real the following year.

2) Unable to properly render the Popeye characters given the technology they had available. This seems a little more likely given what was put into Mario's design to make up for the lack of versatility in the graphics display. It's also been noted that the actual Popeye game they made used a technique that devotes less detail to the backgrounds in order to make the characters' sprites look better.

Or maybe it was a combination of both?

Mario Chat / Re: Is Birdo a boy or girl?
« on: July 06, 2014, 11:15:28 PM »
It's ok. Against everything you might expect of me, I actually find the "Expand Dong" meme side-splitting hilarious.

Mario Chat / Re: Is Birdo a boy or girl?
« on: July 05, 2014, 07:18:14 PM »
I like to think they're more like Mario's "Elseworlds" counterparts. James McCloud would also fall into that, as would the Octoman from Star Fox Command. And maybe Nav-Com from Star Tropics.

(Granted, part of the reason Cubone is so bad about this is because breeding wasn't invented until Gen 2, but still)

Sadly it seems Cubone is a victim of segregation of gameplay and story. It's kinda like how they obviously wanted to give the player a greater pool of enemies to fight in Kingdom Hearts 2, but then had to bend over backward to write Nobodies into the story. I don't think there are any Pokémon introduced after Gen 2 whose 'Dex entries say anything about family members. I bet Cubone would have some other less-specific explanation for the skull on its had had it been introduced after Gen 1.

I'm not certain your average Smash player would like the idea of having a stage that's always set to low-g mode. I know I wouldn't.

That didn't stop them from remixing Gourmet Race. And that was an awesome remix.

To be fair, there were arrangements of that in Melee and Smash 64 before Brawl, and Smash Bros. is what kinda spurned people to make remixes of it in the first place.

As if the 13,826,842,769,274,626 fan remixes of that accursed track weren't enough. -.-;

I'd rather they add a Wart's Castle stage that actually looked like it was supposed to instead of another dreary bore-fest, thanks.

They could also easily add it without Wart having to be playable. Since stages include bosses you can fight now, they could just make Wart a feature of the stage.

Also, it would be nice if you actually explained how a possible Special World stage would look and behave.

General Chat / Re: New/Returning Members Post Here!
« on: June 16, 2014, 08:38:10 PM »
And then he vanished never to be seen again.

Mario Chat / Re: Is Birdo a boy or girl?
« on: June 14, 2014, 09:34:08 PM »
I don't think Japan and Japanese creators are that up on gender politics. Especially not whomever came up with Birdo. He's just a dude who ("erroneously") thinks he's a girl. And since Birdo is a fictional character and can't tell us off for not using the right pronoun, I don't think it matters if I call him a 'he'. At least calling him a 'he' lets people know that yes, Birdo is not biologically a woman (if you want to go as deep as using terms such as "biologically" on Mario characters of all things).

Video Game Chat / Re: E Tree 2K14
« on: June 14, 2014, 08:42:10 PM »
Super Smash Bros. Game

Mario Chat / Re: Is Birdo a boy or girl?
« on: June 14, 2014, 08:40:49 PM »
Birdo is usually voiced by a drag queen in Japan though, so I'm going with drag queen.

Video Game Chat / Re: Pokemon Cards - Worth Anything?
« on: June 14, 2014, 07:22:41 AM »
You don't have to know anything about Pokémon to find out the dollar value of a Pokémon card. Your best bet is to look up some sort of price guide elsewhere on the web if you're looking to sell them.

Mario Chat / Re: Character voices
« on: June 14, 2014, 07:21:00 AM »
We've already established that Luigi has been voiced by someone else before Charles Martinet, but Martinet initially gave Luigi a deeper voice for the US release of Mario Kart 64.

Similar situation with Peach. She's had about four different voice actresses by now.

Video Game Chat / Re: E Tree 2K14
« on: June 13, 2014, 09:26:52 PM »
Fisticuffs or bust, mang.

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